TIFFIN, OH — The 2016-17 academic year got off to a great start when Heidelberg University welcomed nearly 400 first-year and 40 transfer students — one of the largest classes of new students in the university’s history.
Among the entering class of students are the following local residents:
Graeden Rupp of Edon, Ohio (43518), who plans to major in English
Justin Salkowski of Fayette, Ohio (43521), who plans to major in Education
The Class of 2020 is one of the largest groups of incoming students in Heidelberg’s history. As a class, the new and transfer students, numbering 411, arrived with one of the highest recorded average GPA and ACT cohort scores, said Doug Kellar, vice president for enrollment management. According to Kellar, the class brings a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds to the campus. Nineteen percent are from out of state, 21 percent are minority students and 46 percent are first-generation college students. Academically, 18 percent are Heidelberg Scholars and 14 percent are enrolled in the Honors Program.